Thursday, March 26, 2020

time marches on...

Today's project - 3D printing a gear so I can add a second hand to the wooden clock kit I assembled last year.  88,99,54,0,B

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Coming up tomorrow...

My trip to Russia in 1989
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Monday, March 23, 2020

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Be a watchman...

Ezekiel 33:7 “Now, son of man, I am making you a watchman for the people of Israel. Therefore, listen to what I say and warn them for me. If I announce that some wicked people are sure to die and you fail to tell them to change their ways, then they will die in their sins, and I will hold you responsible for their deaths. But if you warn them to repent and they don’t repent, they will die in their sins, but you will have saved yourself.  

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Tesla Watch


Definitely a novelty item but somewhat collectable now as they were only made for a few years.  They originally sold for 50 - 75 bucks and mint condition ones are going for 150 - 250 now.  Got this one off ebay for $40.  Cosmetically it is in great condition but it needs fresh batteries and a new switch lever for the lights.  Hoping to repair it and at least double my money.  60,67,51,0,B

Friday, March 20, 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

clock cleaned

After getting the musical clock running by giving it a healthy dose of WD40, I removed all that with some brake cleaner from Autozone.  While it was running fine, I had to degrease all the surfaces and gears - otherwise dust would end up sticking to everything and gum up the works.  Applied just a dab of clock oil to all the shaft bearings and added a touch of grease to the barrel gears and it purring along again.  76,83,59,0,B

Monday, March 16, 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020

just a thought...

2 Chronicles 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

old clocks














Clock mechanisms for restoration.  Seth Thomas chiming mantle clock (left), German Black Forest Badische Uhrenfabrik Musical Clock (right).  WD40 is an old clock's best friend...  78,90,64,0,B  

Friday, March 13, 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020

not my clock...

Got an ebay delivery today...they sent the wrong clock.  This one is the battery operated version.  I ordered the wind up mechanical one which is much more interesting.  Now I have to wait for the replacement.  80,91,56,0,C

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

solar clocks


79,91,56,0,B

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

cute little pov clock

I needed to replace the little USB fan I use for my computer during the hot summer months and found the perfect one.  75,85,43,0,C

Monday, March 9, 2020

Saturday, March 7, 2020

that rare plant...

The Terlingua Creek Cat's Eye plants are starting to bloom.  
66,77 50,0,B

Friday, March 6, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020

my stuff

A rehash of my hour a day cleaning method.  And no...I don't dwell very long over stuff that I "might" need someday.  1.  Identify immediate trash and throw it away.  2.  Identify stuff I want to keep.  3.  Identify stuff worth selling or giving away.  3.  If I can't sell it or give it quickly, it becomes trash.  In order to organize the stuff I want to keep, I am trying to store most of it in identical Sterilite 64 quart clear latching boxes (just ordered 12 more from Walmart).  Looks much better than piles of haphazard containers and boxes.  59,70,33,0,B

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

the solderfest...


52,61,41, .15",W

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

clock kit success...

video wednesday
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Monday, March 2, 2020

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Don't let Satan fool you...

Turn from Satan and experience the gift of The Holy Spirit.
https://thefieldlab.blogspot.com/2012/09/background-check.html